Multi-Way Pesto Gnocchi


  • 1 lb ground meat (Sam makes with sausage, Jess has used turkey!)
  • 3 TB butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pack of mushrooms
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 jar of regular or tomato pesto (or see below for easy homemade recipe)
  • 2 packs (or as much as you need!) of gnocchi
  • 1 bag spinach
  • Grated/shredded parmesan
  1. Boil water for gnocchi.
  2. Cook ground meat through in pan. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in the pan, add mushrooms and garlic, season with Italian seasoning.
  4. Cook through and add the meat back in. Sprinkle with some parmesan cheese.
  5. Add pesto to pan.
  6. Cook gnocchi and add to the pan.
  7. Add spinach, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes depending on how much you like the spinach cooked down.
  8. Serve with another sprinkle of cheese!

Easy pesto recipe:

  • 6c basil leaves
  • 1/2c pine nuts
  • 1/2c olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor!

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